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Event Date Topic Presented By
May 13 From MARC to BIBFRAME: An Introduction Carolyn Hansen, Victoria Mueller
May 20 Improving Morale: It Can Be Done without Frosting Su Epstein
June 2 Planning for the Evolving Role of Metadata Services ALCTS Metadata Interest Group

The second annual conference of the the Canadian Association of Professional Academic Librarians (CAPAL) will be held May 31-June 2, 2015 as part of Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences 2015 in Ottawa, Ontario.

The conference will feature presentations from leading and up-and-coming thinkers in critical librarianship, as well as keynote addresses by Henry Giroux and Sarah T. Roberts.

In keeping with the Congress 2015 theme, Capital Ideas, the focus of CAPAL15 is critical practice: the intersection of our work as librarians with purposeful critical reflection on the dominant ways of thinking, speaking, and acting that characterize academic librarianship. With academic librarians negotiating increasingly fraught settings in the academy and beyond, it is more important than ever that we inform our work with rigorous examination of our assumptions, practices, and environments, both through reflection and dialogue within the profession, as well as through engagement with other disciplines and communities…

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Date: May 20, 2015
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. (Eastern Time)

Presenters during this joint NISO/NASIG Webinar will explore the topic of specialized RDA cataloging, the different formats requiring an extra level of data for cataloging, and share experiences with converting specialized collections into RDA.


  • Filling in the Blanks: RDA for Moving Images and Music – Mary Huismann, Music/Media Original Cataloger, University of Minnesota
  • CONSER Implementation of RDA – Les Hawkins, CONSER Coordinator, Library of Congress
  • Applying the RDA CONSER Standard Record to Rare Serials – Robert L. Maxwell, Senior Librarian, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University


Registration is per site (access for one computer) and closes at 12:00 pm Eastern on May 20, 2015 (the day of the webinar). Discounts are available for NISO and NASIG members and students. This partner webinar is not a part of the NISO Library Standards Alliance (LSA) member benefit, so registration is required for LSA members. Registration is for a site one.

All webinar registrants and LSA webinar contacts receive access to the recorded version for one year.

Visit the event webpage to register and for more information:

Date: 23-26 June 2015.

Location: Aberdeen Business School, Robert Gordon University

i3 brings together academic and practitioner researchers interested in exploring the quality and effectiveness of the interaction between people and information and how this interaction can bring about change.

The conference will provide a forum for exchange of research findings and an opportunity to identify key questions and issues for future research. It should be relevant to those involved in researching, developing or delivering information and knowledge services in any sector as well as those concerned with the development of skills for a knowledge society…